Come and join us on our Get Together Walks with at least 3 different level walks all starting from the same location. Enjoy meeting and walking with the other Dales health walking groups on outstanding walks for all ability ranges – Very Easy, Easy, Moderate and Long walks.
Spring Get Together Walks - Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Bakewell Agricultural Centre
Three Lovely Celebration walks including walking along Monsal Trail to Bakewell Station, up intake lane and back around the cemetery and up through Manners Woods towards Chatsworth, across the top and back down Bakewell Golf Course
Meet up from 10.00am at Bakewell Agricultural and Business Centre (Pay and Display), free for 2 hours at the bottom Coombes Road, or totally free further along Coombes road - Depart 10.30am
Very Easy Walk - 2 miles - Coombes Road to Monsal Trail and back via Bakewell Station
We walk down Coombes Road to a short steep access path to the Monsal Trail. Enjoying the views over Bakewell we walk along the trail to Bakewell Station before returning to the Agricultural Centre down the road.
Estimated time of 60-90 minutes
Easy/Moderate Walk - 3 miles up Intake Lane across to the cemetery and back to the Agricultural Centre via Butts Lane and Bakewell town.
This is a lovely walk out to the West side of Bakewell. We leave the Agricultural centre via the entrance road, cross the A6 and proceed to climb up Intake Lane for 335ft. The lane is very quiet, only used for access and provides beautiful views of Bakewell and Manners Woods. The return into Bakewell is via the Graveyard and down Butts Road into the town itself.
Estimated time of 90 minutes
Long Progression Walk — 4.75 miles up Coombes Road, through Haddon Estate Woods to Chatsworth estate turning back along the Edensor to Bakewell lane then through woods to the Golf Course and back on the road from Bakewell station
We set off out of the Agricultural Centre along Coombes Road towards Haddon Hall. The road works its way along and then slowly up the hillside through a farmyard and continues up to a junction of ways where we turn left up the hill through the beautiful Haddon Estate woods towards Chatsworth. When we reach Chatsworth Estate we walk along the plateau with far reaching views over Chatsworth until reaching the Edensor to Bakewell Lane. From the lane we turn off left steeply down the path through the woods to the Golf Course, which we cross to get to Bakewell Station from where we follow the road back to the Agricultural centre.
Estimated time : 2½ hours
The café at the Agricultural Centre is not normally open on a Wednesday. They have very kindly agreed to open up from 10am until about 1pm to allow us to have a drink together at the end.
As well as hot drinks they will be serving tea cakes, bacon rolls and lights lunches (eg Quiche salad).
Please stay at the end of the walk for a drink and a chat
Lots of us wish we did more exercise. We know it’s good for us and we know our health’s important, but it can be easy to find excuses for not actually getting out there and doing it.
Walking as part of a small group is a good way to start and keep going. You will make friends, encourage each other and discover new walks in and around your neighbourhood.
Our friendly, welcoming walks help people make new friends and get out and about—it’s perfect for people who don’t fancy intense exercise. You can start off slowly and build up gradually as you get more confident.
Please wear some good comfortable shoes and take note of the weather
conditions as waterproofs or a "brolly" may be required. Please bring some change for refreshments or a "cuppa" afterwards.